11.05.2016 - 13.05.2016 | Łódź, Poland

IncoNet CA session at the Healthy Aging Research Conference (HARC 2016)

With the support of the IncoNet CA project 4 health experts from Cenral Asia took part in the 2nd Conference of the 'Healthy Aging Research Centre' project in Łódź, Poland on 11-13 May 2016. The conference aimed to provide a review of recent advances in the field of healthy and active ageing, and a forum to discuss  the gap between major scientific discoveries and patient benefits. A dedicated Central Asia satellite event provided the speakers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with an adequate platform to present their perpectives.

On behalf of the IncoNet CA project, IPPT PAN who act as the Horizon 2020 NCP Poland, in cooperation with EIT Health InnoStars in Poland and the Medical University of Łódź, invited four health experts from Central Asian countries to speak at the HARC 2016 conference. All invitees received the unique possibility to present achievements of their scientific work as well as indicate a major topic-related issues in their countries.

The dedicated two-hour session took place on 13th May. The Central Asian delegates made short presentations covering the most essential health-related topics in their countries:

  • 'Research in healthy ageing in Uzbekistan'
    Dilbar Dalimova – Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Uzbekistan
  • 'Reforming  the science system in the Kyrgyz Republic'
    Abdimannap Muratov – Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan
  • 'The development of the health system of the Republic of Kazakhstan'
    Yerzhan Uteuliyev – School of Public Health, Kazakhstan
  • 'Clinical and functional characteristics of cardiovascular system in mountaineers with ischemic stroke'
    Ishenbay Moldotashev – National Center of Cardiology and Therapy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan.

During the session, along with experts from Central Asia, scientists from Medical University of Łódź –  Jabkub Fichna, Mikołaj Gurdała, presented recent and important health initiatives: the 'Live Healthier Cluster' ('Klastra Żyjmy Zdrowiej') and EIT Health.

The experts also dicussed opportunities to develop cooperations in the health area between the 'Live Healthier Cluster', 'EIT Health' and partners from Central Asia.